The family and wife of Mr. Alphonzo A. Parker invites you to attend his final services on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12 noon (p. m) , at the Zion-Olivet Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 3347 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC. Mr. Parker transitioned on Friday, March 25th at Roper Hospice Cottage, Mt. Pleasant. He was the eldest of six children of the late Mrs. Earline Green. Was born and spent his earlier years on Edisto Island. He was the great-great-great grandson of Ishmel Moultrie the first untrained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Rev. Moultrie served simultaneously as the pastor of 10 churches on the islands of Charleston. Alphonzo completed Larimer School (Presbyterian sponsored) Edisto Island, a graduate of Avery Institute, Charleston, Harbison Junior College (Presbyterian sponsored) Irmo and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He met and married the late Maybell H. Parker, Manning (Foreston community) while she was a nursing student at Roper Hospital School of Nursing. She was one of only two Manning Training School graduates to complete Roper School of Nursing. In 1983 he met Carrie Sinkler-Parker, Alcolu at the Second Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Sumter as the United Presbyterian and Presbyterian Churches were being reunited to become the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) They were both serving as the last presidents of the United Presbyterian Men and Women in the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery. He was nominated by his children and recognized as the Father of Year, City of Charleston. Mr. Parker retired as Route Sales Manager, National Linen 1999. He served as Treasurer of the Lily Work #10, Order of the Masonic. He was appointed by The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, former Mayor, Charleston to serve on Charleston Preservation Commission. Alphonzo is a lifelong Presbyterian. He was a Ruling Elder, President of the Presbyterian Men, Zion-Olivet Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Was the last United Presbyterian Men president Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Presbyterian Men, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mr. Parker is survived by his children Alphonzo A. Parker, Jr., Loretta (Peter) Parker-Alexandre, Carmen Parker McFadden, Charleston and Dr. Veronica G. Parker, Clemson. Carrie Sinkler-Parker, wife. Three grandchildren Jamie Robert McFadden, Christopher Alphonzo McFadden and Ms. Laiya P. Belle Alexandre, Rock Hill, SC. His siblings are Mrs. Josephine Pompey, Ms. Earline G. Howell, and Samuel I. Green, Charleston. A host of nieces, nephews’ relatives and friends. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Ashley Phosphate Rd., North. Charleston, SC. Mr. Parker requested memorials be made in his memory to the Treasurer, Presbyterian Men, Zion-Olivet Church (U.S.A.), 3347 Rivers Avenue, Charleston 29405, in lieu of flowers.
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